Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Antioch promises to be better than ever

Plans are proceeding for the annual Southeast Easter Egg Hunt in Antioch, and there have been several significant additions to the event since our last report.

The event will be April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southeast Park, which is adjacent to the library, community center, and Ford Ice Center.

One of the great additions is an art show affiliated with the Easter Egg Hunt.

“We have also added the 1st Annual SouthEast Art Competition open to Davidson County Students in kindergarten through fourth grade,” Event Organizer Lorinda Hale said. She added that art teachers at the schools in the area have entry forms and detailed information for any student interested.

Winners will be announced at the hunt.

First place will have a prize of $100, second $50, and third prize is $25. The great folks at EAZE Custom Framing will professionally frame the winning pieces so they can be placed on display at the Southeast Branch Library. Art kits have been donated by Jerry’s Artarama.

This is the first year the event has had a presenting sponsor, according to Hale. Jack Byrd III, who lives in Southeast Nashville and owns a locally grown business here in Southeast Nashville is excited to be backing the event.

There will be ten characters strolling around the grounds. These include the Easter Bunny, Doc McStuffins and several of their friends. There will also be live acts on stage and a visit from Mayor Megan Barry. There will also be a bazaar with all sorts of vendors and booths on the event grounds and in the community center.

There will also be face painting, an inflatable playground sponsored by Nelson Mazda of Antioch, free ice cream and drinks for the kids.

This year, the hunt will be divided into five groups:

  • Birth to 4 years old (parents may assist)
  • Kindergarten
  • First and second grade
  • Third and fourth grade
  • Special needs (parent may assist)

The more than 500 prizes include Leap Pads, tablets, bikes, and all manner of games and toys.

The planning committee is meeting every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Southeast Regional Community Center. Anyone is welcome to participate. Call 615-516-3609 for more information on how to help.

Last year, more than 8,000 people attended the Southeast Easter Egg Hunt.